Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Georgia

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

Ocean Breeze Park

2001 Ocean Breeze Cir
Waycross, GA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Country Manor Apartments

310 Pomeroy
Blackshear, GA

Windover Manor Apartments

215 Marion St
Blackshear, GA
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Ware Terrace ( Terrace Garden Apartments )

1103 Darling Ave
Waycross, GA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Colonial Homes

319 Keller St
Blackshear, GA
HCV Welcome

Central Walnut Village

Central Ave
Waycross, GA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Village at Blackshear

940 Ware St
Blackshear, GA
Subsidized

Waycross Voa Housing, Inc

1303 Darling Ave
Waycross, GA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ware Manor

500 Walnut St
Waycross, GA
Subsidized

Satilla Solutions

604 Walnut St
Waycross, GA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Pierce County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Pierce County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Blackshear Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Georgia

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,089 affordable apartments for rent in Pierce County, Georgia. Pierce County features 666 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 423 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pierce County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,089
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 666
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $40,247 ±$4,379
Median Rent $569 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.52% ± 10.38pp
Total Population 18,934

Population and Household Demographics

Pierce County is a County in Georgia with a population of 18,934. There are 6,890 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 25.27% of households in Pierce County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pierce County

The median gross income for households in Pierce County is $40,247 a year, or $3,354 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pierce County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Pierce County.1

Area Median Income In Pierce County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Pierce County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Pierce County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Pierce County HUD Rental Assistance in Pierce County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
80% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pierce County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2013, 9 low income apartment communities containing 498 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pierce County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pierce County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $29,150 $31,300 $33,450 $35,600
60% of Median $22,680 $25,920 $29,160 $32,340 $34,980 $37,560 $40,140 $42,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pierce County is $29,160 a year, or $2,430 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,430 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $729 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $473 $506 $608 $701 $783 $863
60% $567 $608 $729 $842 $939 $1,036
Fair Market Rents in Pierce County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$556 $569 $651 $889 $1,100

Cities In Pierce County

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City Listings Served By
Waycross 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waycross are the Housing Authority of the City of Waycross, Housing Authority of the City of Blackshear and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Blackshear 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blackshear are the Housing Authority of the City of Waycross and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Offerman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Offerman is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Patterson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patterson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.